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Asking the EPA to clarify and broaden possible ways for states to meet greenhouse gas controls at EGUs

On Monday, the comment period for the EPA’s proposed rules for greenhouse gas controls for existing electricity generating units closes.  The agency is pursuing regulation under the authority of the CAA, section 111(d).  My comment was sent in today and copied here.  It focuses on expanding the ways a state can meet the target by […]  More »

OPEC decision creates “new world of oil”

The oil industry and consumers are watching crude markets after OPEC decided not to cut supplies.  More »

Crude drops as OPEC stays course

Crude oil prices fell $5 a barrel Thursday as OPEC ministers meeting in Vienna decided not to cut production.  More »

It’s official: Kinder Morgan’s all one company

Kinder Morgan Inc. has completed acquisition of three related companies.  More »

TransCanada drops PR firm that recommended controversial tactics

Edelman plan calls for the company to pressure its opponents by “distracting them from their mission and causing them to redirect their resources,”  More »

Run up to OPEC meeting (amid Russian paranoia): Is Canadian heavy oil a Key Saudi Target?

This post was written by Jareer Elass, a Washington-based consultant and previous Mideast editor for Energy Intelligence Group. U.S. oil imports have tumbled to their lowest levels in 16 years this month, with oil from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) losing significant market share. Nigeria’s crude oil exports to the U.S. have been […]  More »

Oil price slump to force spending cuts, Moody’s says

Independent exploration and production companies are less willing to spend as oil prices hover around $75 per barrel, particularly in risky shale plays or regions outside of the the core, sweet spot acreage, according to the analysis released Tuesday by the ratings agency.  More »

Tanker dispute lingers as oil policy negotiations begin in Iraq

As Iraq irons out some of its oil policy differences at home with the Kurdistsan Regional Government, the two remain locked in a dispute in U.S. courts over a tanker of crude that arrived nearly four months ago off Galveston’s coast carrying cargo Iraq claims was stolen.  More »

Dead offshore worker described as family man and supervisor

Louisiana officials have identified the man who died in a Nov. 20 explosion at an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Q&A: Oil eventually will lose its place as leading auto fuel

Henrik Madsen, the CEO of Norway’s international shipping and oil field equipment classifier DNV GL, says oil’s best value is as a chemical feedstock, and that eventually natural gas will replace it as a motor fuel.  More »

Three Pinocchios

Over the past months and right after the Senate defeated legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline, President Obama said that the pipeline was just to move Canadian oil through the US to the Gulf Coast for shipment overseas.  He has also said that he is concerned about it environmental impacts, the small number of jobs […]  More »

Navitas Midstream to build Eagle Ford gathering line, processing plant

The project will be the first that the compan will undertake after receiving $500 million in capital from New York private equity firm Warburg Pincus.  More »

Fatal explosion came during maintenance work

The fatal explosion came nearly six months after federal drilling regulators warned that the facility had failed to maintain all equipment in a safe condition so as to ensure the protection of the lease and associated facilities.  More »

Feds probe fatal offshore blast

Federal investigators are on the scene of a oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that exploded on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three others.  More »

Exxon Mobil drops to No. 4 in world rankings of largest oil firms

While Exxon Mobil fell, Russian and Chinese companies gained in the rankings.  More »
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